Some of the most famous moments in NBA All-Star Weekend history came well before the game during the slam dunk contest. This year could be no different. Think Michael Jordan soaring through the air from the free-throw line, Blake Griffin...Show More Summary
Mason Plumlee first dunked in high school as a freshman, a rare occasion in Warsaw, Indiana.
It may be a given at this point that everyone complains about the dunk contest, but the league is actually doing some things right in the run up to the The post YouTube Guide To The 2015 Slam Dunk Contest (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
Call the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest a launching pad of sorts. This year's event features four first-timers who have a chance to capture the imagination of the globe. While not everyone knows Zach LaVine (who plays on an 11-win Timberwolves...Show More Summary
The future of the Milwaukee Bucks talks about the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, his favorite dunks, his obsession with pancakes and more. The post Q+A: Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared first on SLAMonline.
Dominique Wilkins earned himself the "Human Highlight Film" nickname in high school by mastering athletic dunks. He was a perennial contestant in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in the '80s and faced off against other NBA greats. In 1985, Wilkins and Michael Jordan faced off in the Slam Dunk Contest finals. Show More Summary
Few events turn players into superstars quite like the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The fan-friendly event has featured some of the best players of the last 30 years, including past winners Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. High-profile competitors...Show More Summary
Rookie Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves is the 10-11 (-110) favorite to win the Slam Dunk Contest on the betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark as the NBA prepares to stage its annual All-Star Game and accompanying...Show More Summary
The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be one of the most entertaining matchups of the year, but the event many basketball fans are most excited about is the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest that will take place on Saturday. While this year’s competition...Show More Summary
It wouldn't truly be an All-Star weekend in the NBA without some of the nastiest, high-flying dunks from young stars. This year is no exception, with the Slam Dunk Contest taking center stage on Saturday. Valentine's Day will be a brutal one for the four players in the contest, with every single one looking to do something never done before. Show More Summary
We talk all things dunking with the Magic guard and 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest participant. The post Q+A: Victor Oladipo appeared first on SLAMonline.
The NBA All-Star Game is always one of the most exciting matchups of the entire year, but the Saturday before the festivities features several skills competitions, including the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. With four of the brightest young...Show More Summary
Kenneth Faried may want to consider participating in the Slam Dunk Contest again. In the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets big man received the ball on a fast break. Faried proceeded to throw down a ferocious, two-handed windmill to help cut into the Thunder lead. [NBA] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Looks like K.J. McDaniels is making a late push to be in the Slam Dunk Contest. In the first quarter of Monday night's Sixers-Warriors game, the Philadelphia swingman created some space by lobbing a pass to himself off the backboard. McDaniels then elevated and slammed it home with one hand. We see you, K.J. [NBA] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Even though the field isn't loaded with superstar talent, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has done little to lose its luster as the must-see event of All-Star Saturday in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The contest brings something new to the table every year. Show More Summary
The NBA majority doesn't seem too excited about Mason Plumlee 's participating in the Slam Dunk Contest, but that shouldn't be the case. The 24-year-old will join Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo and Giannis Antetokounmpo to complete theShow More Summary
The NBA Slam Dunk Contest may not feature the league’s biggest stars like it did at the peak of its powers, but it is still the headlining event of All-Star Saturday. It will also introduce America to some of the league’s most exciting...Show More Summary
Miles Plumlee put his entire body in Gordon Hayward's way and Hayward took the contact, cocked back, and SLAMS Mason Plumlee is in the Slam Dunk contest. Miles Plumlee just had one of the dunks of the year thrown directly through his face: Gordon can slam, man! Look what he did to Joel Freeland in preseason!
At a time when the NBA All-Star weekend's Skills Challenge drags on and the Slam Dunk Contest lacks luster, the Three-Point Contest is here to save Saturday nights everywhere. The participants for the league's 30th long-ball escapade were announced on Thursday. Show More Summary
The NBA Slam Dunk contest needs some star power. Calling the field of dunkers this year 'anonymous' is putting it mildly.